From the Blog

October 17, 2020
In October, I will celebrate 34 years on staff at Arlington Independent Media. Over those years I have consistently been impressed and inspired by the creativity, innovation, and "can do" attitude of the AIM community. Time and time again, under all manner of circumstances, I've witnessed AIM producers and volunteers rise to the challenges of production and dependably create excellent video and audio content for our community. The past six months have been no different.
March 7, 2020
AIM's situation is very dynamic, which has made reporting a challenge. The short version is: AIM is in a very challenging position - and has been for more and longer than we have really understood. Those challenges present opportunities, but there is a lot to be figured out still.
June 24, 2019
Pens clicked, voices chattered, and chairs scooted in as the Intro to Community Media class began. The room contained a wide variety of interests, ages, and levels of experience. I personally was at the lower end of the age and experience spectrum. Other than producing videos as a hobby since I received my first camera, I have little experience in the world of media.
December 31, 2018
As I write this note there is a live radio program happening in the radio booth, a recording session for a radio program happening in the audio production suite, a pre-production meeting in the large conference room down the hall and a video editor working steadfastly on a documentary in the Premiere Pro editing suite. Tonight we’ll have live radio, live TV in the studio, two different classes – one in the boardroom and one in the electronic classroom – and both audio and video editors in the facility. Today is by no means unusual.
April 30, 2018

A group of 16 high school students from Central Falls, Rhode Island, paid a visit to our community media facilities as part of their “How to Change the World” trip to the nation’s capital.

March 7, 2018

I offered to help at the front desk, thinking I was doing AIM a favor. But time has shown me I’m the one that benefits. I’ve learned a lot about the business of creating media—and even more about the art of cultivating community.

March 2, 2018

What more can you ask of local media than that it keeps us connected? To our current underwriters and sponsors, as well as all you future contributors, thank you!

January 29, 2018

AIM’s tagline is “raise your voice,” and every day, members are doing just that. But before you can raise your voice, you have to find it. By teaching people skills and providing them a place to practice, AIM helps members discover their passions, give them expression, and then share them with others.

January 17, 2018

Only 5 percent of the people creating sound and media for our consumption are women. But there are resources women interested in the field.

January 12, 2018

The Square Circle aims to break down the siloed opinions of commercial news outlets by facilitating dialogue across the political spectrum. It is part of a larger project to advance public discourse on controversial topics.